News Roundup: ID in the Connected World

Last week at Mobile ID World, Samsung and Apple each had us speculating about the future of mobile biometrics, while palm vein scanning tablets, smart home-centric robots, and multimodal enterprise ID software rounded out the headlines.

Here’s a look back on last week’s top stories in mobile digital identity:

Apple and ID

News Roundup: ID in the Connected WorldA new report citing its own field work asserts that the next iPhone will feature an in-display fingerprint sensor as well as face and gesture recognition enabled by a laser-sensor. As is par for the course, we will ultimately have to wait until the device’s launch to confirm any such predictions, but in the meantime, Apple’s biometrically-protected mobile wallet is continuing to grow in acceptance. Last week we reported on Apple Pay’s numerous new financial services supporters around the world.

Next iPhone Will Have In-Display Fingerprint Sensor, Facial and Gesture Recognition: Report

Apple Pay Gets New Financial Services Backers at Home and Abroad

Boon Boosts Apple Pay Support in France

Samsung and ID

News Roundup: ID in the Connected WorldSamsung was part of the mobile biometrics conversation last week, too, as the newest Android OS is starting to rollout to Galaxy S7 devices and bringing with it Samsung Pass support. The company is also preparing to officially address the Galaxy Note7 fiasco from last year, having scheduled an official post-mortem for today. The Note7, while malfunctional, still bore the distinction of being the arbiter of Samsung’s push for consumer iris biometrics, a technology popularly expected to resurface on the next upcoming Galaxy flagship phone.

Samsung to Hold Post-Mortem on Note7 Fiasco

New Android Operating System Extends Biometric Authentication

As Dust Settles Over Galaxy Note7 Fiasco, Samsung Keeps Focus on Iris Scanning

The Future of Mobile Modalities

News Roundup: ID in the Connected WorldWith iris biometrics on the verge of becoming a more mainstream authentication modality, it is a critical time for the industry to focus on liveness detection. That’s the goal of the LivDet-Iris: Liveness Detection-Iris Competition 2017, which is now open for registration, we reported last week. Speaking of new and novel mobile modalities, Fujitsu’s new Lifebook 2-in-1 tablets were recently announced, and they feature an innovative biometric security feature: palm vein recognition.

Registration is Open For Iris Scanning Liveness Detection Competition

New Fujitsu 2-in-1 Tablets Feature Palm Vein Scanners

ID in the Connected World

News Roundup: ID in the Connected WorldLast week we reported on LG’s new line of robots that were showcased at CES, some of which feature voice and face recognition. Meanwhile, Amazon’s Alexa AI learned a new food-related skill, and the GSMA announced the theme for this year’s Mobile World Congress Shanghai.

MWC Shanghai to Focus on ‘The Human Element’

LG Smart Home Robot Can Recognize Family Members

Alexa Now Takes Food Orders

Fingerprint Biometrics

News Roundup: ID in the Connected WorldFingerprint Cards announced the scheduled date for the release of its year-end report, while Zwipe scored a major new distribution ally, and Synaptics’ fingerprint sensor received full certification from China’s Banking Card Test Center. Here are last week’s top fingerprint biometrics stories:

Fingerprint Cards Announces Date For Release Of Its Year-End Report

BCTC Certifies Synaptics Fingerprint Authentication Solution

Zwipe Has a Big New Ally in its Distribution Efforts: Identification Systems Group

ID in the Enterprise

Last week Mobile ID World reported that ImageWare’s GoVerifyID Enterprise Suite received Windows Server certification. In other enterprise ID news, NEC Corporation shed light on its upcoming events schedule where it will be showing off its AI and IoT solutions for businesses.

NEC Highlights Smart Solutions for Businesses and Governments

ImageWare Attains Windows Server Certification For GoVerifyID Enterprise Suite

ID in Financial Services

News Roundup: ID in the Connected WorldBMO Harris Bank announced last week that it has accepted a wide range of mobile payment options: Samsung Pay, Android Pay and Masterpass. Meanwhile, we reported on a new mobile POS solution called ChecOut M, which features biometric security.

BMO Harris Bank Embraces Apple Pay Rivals, Including Masterpass

Mobile POS Offers Biometric Security to Merchants


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